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Our. Father Jesus Nazareno and Mª Stma. Of Solitude

This brotherhood was born in 1974 thanks to the enthusiasm and the illusion of a group of young people. The sculptor of “Jesus Flagellated and tied to the column” seems to be of Nicholas de Bussy (1650-1709).

Currently, the Brotherhood has 74 confreres and its President and Big Brother is Martín Ruiz Garcia. Nowadays the brothers wear garnet robes, hoods and white coats, carrying wax candles on each side of the images. The tunic has a shovel with vivid white and white-lined buttons, the waist is wrapped around the body with a white sash and embroidered brotherhood coat and white gloves.

During 1974 and 1975 the penitents accompanied the image of “Jesus Tied to the Column” without uniform, dressed in street clothes. In 1976 the cofrades chose to parade with vestas, who from then on would represent and identify the cofradia.

In 1979 the search for funds leads once again to unite the cultural tradition with the religious and rescues from the rafaleñas the pastoral zarzuela “Los Pastores de Belén”, that although it is a Christmas representation rooted in many towns of the east and Especially in Murcia, in Rafal has a special significance for its own music, due to D. José Valero Urios.

From here, there have been many avatars that have been marking the beginning of the initial cofradia, until 2003.

Today, “Ntro. Father Jesus of the Column “, returns to be protagonist in the night of Holy Thursday. Y “Ntra. Mrs. de la Soledad “, takes part in the procession of the” Holy Burial “with a black and gold damask skirt made by Asunción Clemente. This image is going to bring new mantle and saya. The order was made to the Sevillian workshop of Francisco García Poo, its measures are 5 meters wide by 5.25 meters long, is made in black velvet and embroidered in fine gold and pastel silks. His style is of the so-called “Juanmanuelinos” (for being Juan Manuel Rodríguez Ojeda, Sevillian embroiderer of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the creator of this style).

Throughout its journey, there has been illusion, work, successes and failures that little by little, while new personal and material incorporations were taking place, have renewed the spirit, ideas and assets of the Brotherhood, contributing to Each new Easter was different from the previous one.